TOPIC: The Chinese Symbol for 'Pants' Inside of The Chinese Symbol for 'Jury Duty.'
This week, Dan's away, so Merlin goes solo, taking a break from jury duty to talk about the opportunities that can be hiding inside change, inconvenience, and tumult.
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- So Good They Can't Ignore You: Why Skills Trump Passion in the Quest for Work You Love: 9781455528042: Amazon.com: Books
- iTunes - Books - So Good They Can't Ignore You by Cal Newport
In this eye-opening account, Cal Newport debunks the long-held belief that "follow your passion" is good advice. Not only is the cliché flawed-preexisting passions are rare and have little to do with how most people end up loving their work-but it can also be dangerous, leading to anxiety and chronic job hopping.
- Cool Tools – So Good They Can’t Ignore You
“Follow your passion” is the dogmatic advice for building a career. But it is woefully incomplete and even misleading for some people. Better advice is “Become so good they can’t ignore you”
- A Time Traveller's Primer: Ryan North at TEDxUofT - YouTube
Ryan North is the author of the long-running Dinosaur Comics (qwantz.com), the acclaimed Adventure Time comic series (kaboom-studios.com), and the recordbreaking To Be Or Not To Be: That Is The Adventure (hamletbook.com) a choose-your-own-path re-imagining of Hamlet. He also coedited the bestselling Machine of Death anthology (machineofdeath.net).
- 5by5 | Back to Work #123: I Want to See Your Face the Whole Time (LIVE)
This week—after 122 episodes, plus almost a decade of internet pal-dom—Dan and Merlin finally meet and record in a room together for the first time.
- Voir dire - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
'Voir dire' is a legal phrase that refers to a variety of procedures connected with jury trials. It originally referred to an oath taken by jurors to tell the truth (Latin verum dicere), i.e., to say what is true, what is objectively accurate or subjectively honest, or both. It comes from the Anglo-Norman language.
- admonition legal definition of admonition. admonition synonyms by the Free Online Law Dictionary.
Any formal verbal statement made during a trial by a judge to advise and caution the jury on their duty as jurors, on the admissibility or nonadmissibility of evidence, or on the purpose for which any evidence admitted may be considered by them. A reprimand directed by the court to an attorney appearing before it cautioning the attorney about the unacceptability of his or her conduct before the court. If the attorney continues to act in the same way, ignoring the admonition, the judge will find him or her in Contempt of court, punishable by a fine, imprisonment, or both. In criminal prosecution, before the court receives and records the plea of the accused, a statement made by a judge informing the accused on the effect and consequences of a plea of guilty to criminal charges.
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Revealed at last...how it all ends for the Man Without Fear! In the near future, the Kingpin and Daredevil have been murdered - but that's just the beginning of the story. Investigative reporter Ben Urich has one last story to write...what was Matt Murdock's final secret? Ben digs deep into the seedy underbelly of the Marvel Universe, tracking down Matt's buried sins and past loves to discover the secrets behind his death - but who is the new Daredevil that's tracking Ben? You won't believe your eyes when the mystery behind Daredevil's final days stands revealed! It's a story years in the making, brought to you by some of the greatest creators in Daredevil history!
- Study Hacks » Blog Archive » Welcome to the Post-Productivity World
It was the tantrum of a talented writer whose pursuit of readers had led him astray. He expressed frustration with the superficiality of online writing, calling it “a diet comprised mostly of fake-connectedness [and] makebelieve insight.”
- The 1Password Show: 002 – Clown With A Sodastream | Agile Blog
Your hosts, Stu & Chris, get up close and personal with our good friend Merlin Mann about all things 1Password, including some of Merlin’s favourite features of 1Password and a few great tips along the way.
- Code 47: Live From WWDC 2013 - The Talk Show - Mule Radio Syndicate
Recorded in front of a live audience in San Francisco, John Gruber is joined by Guy English, Scott Simpson, and a cavalcade of very special surprise guests.
- BBC - Podcasts and Downloads - Documentary of the Week
Simon Armitage tries out Oblique Strategies cards which were devised in the early 1970s by artists Peter Schmidt and Brian Eno and were aimed at providing a creative spur to artists searching for new directions for their work. David Bowie famously used the cards during his 'Berlin' period.
- your monkey called · Last week it was my pleasure to tell jokes for 500...
Last week it was my pleasure to tell jokes for 500 or so nerds as part of the live taping of John Gruber’s The Talk Show.And it was my double-extra-creamy pleasure to unveil, with the help of my YLNT buds Adam and Merlin, a proposal for the future of language.(Also maybe this is the dumbest thing I have ever written. Sandwich and Merls kind of saved it.)
- Infinity (2013 comic) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Infinity is an upcoming 6-issue comic book limited series crossover event published by Marvel Comics that is scheduled to debut in August 2013. The series will be written by Jonathan Hickman with artwork by a rotating rotating team of artists including Jim Cheung, Jerome Opeña, and Dustin Weaver.
- Age of Ultron - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Age of Ultron" (abbreviated AU) is a 10-issue limited series comic book crossover storyline published by Marvel Comics, that involves the return of Ultron and his conquest of the earth.
- "L.A. Law" (1986)
The lives and work of the staff of a major Los Angeles law firm.
- ...And Justice for All. (1979)
An ethical Baltimore defense lawyer disgusted with rampant legal corruption is asked to defend a judge he despises in a rape trial. But if he doesn't do it, the judge will have him disbarred.
- My Cousin Vinny (1992)
Two New Yorkers are accused of murder in rural Alabama while on their way back to college, and one of their cousins--an inexperienced, loudmouth lawyer not accustomed to Southern rules and manners--comes in to defend them.
- A Few Good Men (1992)
In the heart of the nation's capital, in a courthouse of the U.S. government, one man will stop at nothing to keep his honor, and one will stop at nothing to find the truth.
- Ryan North (ryanqnorth) on Twitter
Everything's fine. I have no idea what the police are investigating. Toronto · about.me/ryanqnorth
- The Sickness Unto Death - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Sickness Unto Death (Danish Sygdommen til Døden) is a book written by Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard in 1849 under the pseudonym Anti-Climacus. A work of Christian existentialism, the book is about Kierkegaard's concept of despair, which he equates with the Christian concept of sin, particularly original sin.
- Most Days on Vimeo
Hey, everybody. I’m Merlin. And this is a new thing I’m doing most days.
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